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Description - Teach Yourself Visually Astronomy by Richard Talcott

From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools for viewing; and photographing the skies. Helpful star maps, charts, and timetables bring the sky to life!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470343821
ISBN-10: 0470343826
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 203mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Talcott

Richard Talcott is a senior editor of Astronomy magazine, where he edits the popular "Sky This Month" section and creates most of the magazine's star charts. He also produces calendars and contributes star maps and text to several well-known and respected publications. In collaboration with Joel Harris, Rich wrote the book Chasing the Shadow: An Observer's Guide to Eclipses.